1978 Alternate Formula One season

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1978 Formula One season
Andretti78.jpg
Mario Andretti entered the season as World Champion.
Season
Races 16
Start date 5 March
Start Event Flag of Argentina svg.png YPF Argentine Grand Prix
End date 9 October
End Event Flag of the United States svg.png Toyota United States Grand Prix
Awards
Driver's champion Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Constructor's Champion Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Entrant's Champion Flag of Unknown svg.png TBD
Seasons
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1977 1979
Regional Series
Tier 1 1978 British Formula One


The 1978 Formula One season was the 29th season of Formula One.

Teams and drivers

Team Constructor Chassis Engine Tyres # Driver Rounds
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Player Team Lotus [?] Lotus-TBA TBA TBA TBA 1 Flag of the United States svg.png Mario Andretti 1-
2 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Thomas Nurmester 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Penthouse Team Tyrrell [?] Tyrrell-TBA TBA TBA TBA 3 Flag of France svg.png Didier Pironi 1-
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Robert Kagan 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Motor Racing Developments [?] Brabham-TBA Brabham TBA TBA TBA 5 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png James Hunt 1-
6 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Watson 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Marlboro Team McLaren [?] McLaren-TBA TBA TBA TBA 7 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Clay Regazzoni 1-
8 Flag of the United States svg.png Tom Sneva 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png March Engineering [?] March-TBA March TBA TBA TBA 9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Tom Pryce 1-
10 Flag of Belgium svg.png Patrick Nève 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Ferrari SpA SEFAC [?] Ferrari Ferrari Ferrari 015 3.0 F12 TBA 11 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Jody Scheckter 1-
12 Flag of Canada svg.png Gilles Villeneuve 1-
Flag of France svg.png Équipe Renault Elf [?] Martini-Renault TBA Renault-Gordini EF1 1.5 V6T TBA 14 Flag of France svg.png Jean-Pierre Jabouille 1-
15 Flag of France svg.png René Arnoux 1-3
Flag of France svg.png Jean-Pierre Jarier 4-
Flag of Germany svg.png ATS Racing Team [?] ATS-TBA ATS D1 TBA TBA 16 Flag of Germany svg.png Rolf Stommelen 1-
17 Flag of Germany svg.png Hans Heyer 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Warsteiner Arrows Racing Team [?] Arrows-TBA TBA TBA TBA 18 Flag of Sweden svg.png Gunnar Nilsson 1 TBA
Flag of Italy svg.png Gianfranco Brancatelli 1-
19 Flag of Finland svg.png Keke Rosberg 1-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png F&S Properties Team Ensign [?] Ensign-TBA TBA TBA TBA 21 Flag of Sweden svg.png Ronnie Peterson 1-
22 Flag of the United States svg.png Bobby Rahal 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Scuderia Everest [?] Minardi-TBA TBA TBA TBA 23 Flag of Italy svg.png Riccardo Patrese TBA
24 Flag of Italy svg.png Piercarlo Ghinzani TBA
Flag of France svg.png Ligier Gitanes [?] Ligier-Matra TBA Matra MS73 3.0 V12 TBA 25 Flag of France svg.png Jacques Laffite 1-
26 Flag of France svg.png François Migault 1-4
Flag of France svg.png Henri Pescarolo TBA
Flag of France svg.png Michel Leclère TBA
Flag of France svg.png Anton Roche TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Saudia Williams Racing Team [?] Williams-TBA TBA TBA TBA 27 Flag of France svg.png Patrick Depailler 1-
28 Flag of Australia svg.png Alan Jones 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Autodelta [?] Alfa Romeo Alfa Romeo TBA Alfa Romeo 115-12 3.0 F12 TBA 30 Flag of France svg.png Jean-Pierre Jarier 1-3
Flag of Brazil svg.png Emerson Fittipaldi 2 4-16
31 Flag of Italy svg.png Elio de Angelis 1-
Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Beta Utensili HB Bewaking Alarmsystemen [?] Boro-TBA Boro TBA TBA TBA 32 Flag of Germany svg.png Leonhard von Gottorp 1-
33 Flag of Italy svg.png Vittorio Brambilla 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Dywa [?] Dywa-Renzo TBA Renzo 3.0 V8 TBA 35 Flag of Italy svg.png Renzo Zorzi TBA
36 Flag of Italy svg.png Arsenio Matarazzo TBA
Flag of the United States svg.png Interscope Racing [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 37 Flag of the United States svg.png Danny Ongais 1-
38 Flag of the United States svg.png Mike Mosley 1-
Flag of Italy svg.png Team Merzario [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 39 Flag of Italy svg.png Arturo Merzario 4-
40 Flag of Italy svg.png Beppe Gabbiani 4-
Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg.png Centro Asegurador F1 [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 41 Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg.png Emilio de Villota 4-
42 Flag of France svg.png Gabriel Château 4-
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png B&S Fabrications [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 43 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Divina Galica TBA
44 Flag of Sweden svg.png Conny Andersson TBA
Flag of Germany svg.png Willi Kauhsen Racing Team [?] Kauhsen-TBA Kauhsen WK1 TBA TBA 45 Flag of Germany svg.png Anne Schröder 5, 10-14
46 Flag of Germany svg.png Klaus Ludwig 5, 10-14
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Hesketh Racing [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 47 Flag of Sweden svg.png Anders Olofsson TBA
48 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Stephen South TBA
Flag of Mexico svg.png Team Rebaque [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 49 Flag of Mexico svg.png Héctor Rebaque TBA
50 Flag of the United States svg.png Brett Lunger TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png North Star Racing [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 52 Flag of Italy svg.png Giorgio Francia TBA
53 Flag of France svg.png Anton Roche TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Shadow Racing Team [?] Shadow-TBA Shadow DN5B TBA TBA 56 Flag of Sweden svg.png Freddy Kottulinsky TBA
57 Flag of Unknown svg.png TBA TBA
Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png LEC Refrigeration Racing [?] LEC-TBA TBA TBA TBA 60 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Ian Scheckter 4,6-7,10-12
61 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Gijs van Lennep 4,6-7,10-12
Flag of Argentina svg.png Escuderia Hernandez [?] Hernandez-TBA Hernandez HB.2 TBA TBA 65 Flag of Argentina svg.png Héctor Luis Gradassi 1, 3, 16
66 Flag of Argentina svg.png Osvaldo López 1, 3, 16
Flag of the United States svg.png Gilmore Racing [?] TBA TBA TBA TBA 76 Flag of the United States svg.png George Snider TBA
77 Flag of Unknown svg.png TBA TBA
Flag of the United States svg.png Vel's Parnelli Jones Racing [?] Parnelli-Ford Parnelli VPJ4B TBA TBA 98 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png Peter Gregg None 3
99 Flag of the United States svg.png Jim Busby None 3

Notes

Calendar

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Constructor Entrant
1 Flag of Argentina svg.png Austral Líneas Aéreas Argentine Grand Prix Autódromo Juan y Oscar Gálvez 5 March
2 Flag of South Africa 1928-1994 svg.png Asseng South African Grand Prix Kyalami 26 March
3 Flag of the United States svg.png Toyota Long Beach Grand Prix Long Beach 9 April
4 Flag of Spain (1977 - 1981).svg.png RACE Spanish Grand Prix Circuito del Jarama 7 May
5 Flag of Belgium svg.png Marlboro Belgian Grand Prix Circuit Zolder 21 May
6 Flag of Monaco svg.png Monaco Grand Prix Circuit de Monaco 4 June
7 Flag of France svg.png FFSA French Grand Prix Circuit Paul Ricard 11 June
8 Flag of Tuscany svg.png Cinzano Tuscan Grand Prix Mugello Circuit 25 June
9 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png John Player British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 16 July
10 Flag of Switzerland svg.png Marlboro Swiss Grand Prix Circuit Dijon-Prenois 30 July
11 Flag of the Netherlands svg.png Autorensport Dutch Grand Prix Circuit Park Zandvoort 6 August
12 Flag of Germany svg.png AvD German Grand Prix Hockenheimring 20 August
13 Flag of Austria svg.png Citizen Austrian Grand Prix Österreichring 27 August
14 Flag of Italy svg.png Arexons Italian Grand Prix Autodromo Nazionale Monza 10 September
15 Flag of Canada svg.png Labatt's Canadian Grand Prix Circuit Île Notre-Dame 1 October
16 Flag of the United States svg.png First National City United States Grand Prix Watkins Glen 9 October

Non-Championship Events

Race Track Date Pole position Fastest lap Winning driver Winning constructor Winning entrant
1 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png XXX BRDC International Trophy Silverstone 28 May
2 Flag of Italy svg.png 1977 Trofeo Dino Ferrari Autodromo Dino Ferrari 18 June
3 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png 1977 Race of Champions Brands Hatch 11 July
4 Flag of the United Kingdom svg.png 1977 Tony Brise Memorial Trophy Silverstone 15 July